Amy L. Fraher

Dr. Amy L. Fraher's  latest book is out--The Next Crash.

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Dr. Amy L. Fraher is a Senior Lecturer in Organisational Behavior (OB) and Human Resource Management (HRM)  in the Department of Organisation, Work and Employment at the Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom. She was recently selected as a Fulbright Scholar Award finalist and has held academic appointments at University of California Davis and University of San Francisco in the US, Bristol Business School, Norwich Business School, and Leicester School of Management in the UK, and Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia.

A retired U.S. Navy Commander and Naval Aviator, and former United Airlines pilot, she has over 6,000 mishap-free flight hours in four jet airliners, five military aircraft, and several types of civilian airplanes. With almost thirty years of leadership experience in high-risk fields, she is a crisis management expert, member of the Washington Post 'Leadership Panel', and a widely published author and consults internationally to a broad range of organizations. Her focus is on improving team performance in high-risk organizations by helping people understand how group dynamics can debilitate operations.

Dr Fraher recently received a research grant to investigate sense-making in organizations. The aim is to study strategies that professionals in high-risk fields use to help make sense of an unusual situation and how they use this information to help determine a course of action in the heat of the moment. See the 'Research' page for more information. 


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